Monthly Archives: July 2011

“I’m Fine.”

Dan’s OCD often revolved around his thoughts more than his actions, so we really didn’t know anything was wrong until he told us.  And even when we knew he had OCD and could see that he was spiraling downward, he would say, … Continue reading

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Just Do the Opposite

When Dan was struggling with severe OCD, his compulsions and rituals were all done “to keep something bad from happening.” In his mind, if he moved from his chair, neglected to engage in all sorts of mental compulsions, or even ate, … Continue reading

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Considering a Residential OCD Program?

When people find out that Dan spent nine weeks at a world-renowned residential program for OCD, they often whisper, “So what was it like there?” When we first visited “the clinic,” I was pleasantly surprised at how bright, airy, and … Continue reading

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The D in OCD

As long as we’ve been getting into semantics  lately, let’s talk about the D in OCD.  As Dr. Jeff Szymanski, Executive Director of the International OCD Foundation points out on this blog about OCD, the word disorder connotes an intensity or  seriousness. Just think … Continue reading

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